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April 27, 2013   (0 comments)
LumberKings lay the wood on Captains 13-7
EASTLAKE – The Lake County Captains fell to the Clinton LumberKings 13-7 Saturday despite LeVon Washington’s bid for a major comeback with five hits on the day.
April 25, 2013   (0 comments)
LumberKings axe Captains, win 3-2
The Clinton LumberKings axed the Lake County Captains in the first of a three-game series as the Captains fell 3-2 on Thursday evening. Righty Mitch Brown (1-1, 11.17) received the start for the Captains to counter Clinton right-hander Victor Sanchez (0-0, 0.00), who just joined the LumberKings on Tuesday.
April 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Aeros take series with 5-4 win over Thunder
The Akron Aeros completed a three-game series against the Trenton Thunder with a 5-4 win and some contributions at the plate from Chun Chen. Right-hander Toru Murata (1-2, 2.60) took the bump to counter Trenton righty Caleb Cotham (1-1, 4.85). The Thunder struck first in the form of a solo home run off the bat of catcher Kyle Higashioka in the second inning.
April 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Rodriguez is making big strides in first full season
Most seniors in high school think about summer, college and upcoming graduation parties as they’re getting fitted for their tux for senior prom. Lake County Captains’ first baseman Nelson Rodriguez learned he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians during his tux fitting at Men’s Warehouse. Since being drafted and signing, he has been one of the most encouraging stories with the strides he has made to date.
April 24, 2013   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 4/17/13 - 4/23/13
Things are looking better for the Lake County Captains, though the offense still struggled this past week. The team went 3-5 since last Wednesday and the starting pitching has made significant strides. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the week that was and provides all sorts of updates in her weekly Captains notebook...
April 24, 2013   (0 comments)
Espino leads Aeros to 7-1 win
AKRON – The Akron Aeros took full advantage of a six-inning no-hit bid from starter Paolo Espino on Tuesday night as they picked up a 7-1 win over the Trenton Thunder.
April 21, 2013   (0 comments)
Lake County falls victim to Sunday doubleheader sweep to Great Lakes
The Lake County Captains fell victim to a Sunday sweep as they lost both games of a double-header against the Great Lakes Loons. Both games were shortened to seven innings apiece, and both games featured solid pitching match-ups.
April 21, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains split doubleheader with Loons
MIDLAND – The Lake County Captains snagged the first game of a double-header against the Great Lakes Loons on Saturday afternoon, as the offense produced an 11-7 victory. Captains’ offense struggled in a 9-4 loss against the Loons in Game Two.
April 18, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains crumble in 11th, fall to Dragons 7-3
The Lake County Captains crumbled to the Dayton Dragons in a 7-3 extra-inning affair Thursday night, as a South Carolina native with Ohio ties tallied 12 strikeouts. Joe Colon, a former Captain and Carolina Mudcat, joined the team as he received the start against Dayton right-hander Drew Cisco (1-0, 1.38). Cisco is the grandson of Galen Cisco, who pitched in the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox organizations, coached in the major leagues, and was part of the 1957 national champion Ohio State University football team.
April 17, 2013   (0 comments)
Merritt shuts down Dragons, leads Captains to 7-3 win
The Lake County Captains won their second-straight game on Wednesday night as they took advantage of a handful of wild pitches and some timely hits to tame the Dayton Dragons for a 7-3 win. It was a southpaw showdown as lefty Ryan Merritt (0-2, 2.00) received the nod to start for the Captains against Dayton lefty Ismael Guillon (0-1, 4.91). Guillon is currently on the Cincinnati Reds’ 40-man roster and is ranked the 9th best Reds prospect by Baseball America.
April 17, 2013   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 4/10/13 - 4/16/13
Week two of the Lake County Captains season is in the books and the results were similar to the first week. The Captains’ offense continued to struggle and errors proved costly as the pitching staff couldn’t put a stop to the bleeding. Join the IBI's Stephanie Metzger as she runs down and recaps another week that was for the Captains...
April 14, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains surrender lead to lose to TinCaps, 5-4
The Lake County Captains let an early two-run lead slip away as they lost to the Fort Wayne TinCaps 5-4 on Sunday afternoon. Right-hander Jake Sisco received the start for the Captains to face Fort Wayne righty Zach Eflin.
April 14, 2013   (1 comments)
Captains break losing streak with 9-6 win
FORT WAYNE – The Lake County Captains overcame a six-game losing streak on Saturday with a 9-6 win over the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Right-hander Mitch Brown (0-1, 15.43) made his second start of the season to counter Fort Wayne righty and Ohio native Justin Hancock (1-0, 3.86). Brown looked to rebound from an ugly first start in which he couldn’t escape the first inning.
April 13, 2013   (4 comments)
Lake County offers Sisco a chance at a new beginning
The minor leagues are all about learning and development. New beginnings are a constant and for Cleveland Indians’ starter Jake Sisco, new beginnings are occurring both on and off the field. Sisco, 22, was the Indians’ third-round pick of the 2011 draft and is pitching in the starting rotation for Low-A Lake County, and according to the IBI's Stephanie Metzger has a chance to start over this season after a tough year last year.
April 10, 2013   (0 comments)
On-Deck with the Captains: 4/4/13 - 4/9/13
It was a rough first week for the Lake County Captains as they kicked off the season with a 1-4 record, putting them in the basement of the Midwest League. The offense has yet to catch much fire and the pitching has allowed some early leads that the team has struggled to overcome. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recaps the week that was in the 2013 debut of the Captains notebook....
April 10, 2013   (0 comments)
Curve clobbers Aeros 14-6
AKRON – The Akron Aeros had trouble with the Altoona Curve during the second match-up of a three-game series on Tuesday night as they fell 14-6.
April 7, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains drop finale and series to Lugnuts
The Lake County Captains dropped the finale of a four-game series on Sunday as the Lansing Lugnuts and one of the Toronto Blue Jays’ top prospects put the brakes on the Captains’ bats. Right-hander Jake Sisco took the mound for his first start of the season to counter Lansing’s Roberto Osuno. Osuno, considered the top prospect on the current Lugnuts team, is an 18-year-old righty out of Mexico.
April 5, 2013   (0 comments)
Captains top Lugnuts late, 5-4
The Lake County Captains kicked off the 2013 season with a 5-4 win over the Lansing Lugnuts, thanks to some timely offense and speed on the bases. Right-hander Luis DeJesus took the bump first for the Captains to counter Lansing’s Javier Avenado. Avenado is a big right-hander whom the Blue Jays organization picked from the minor league Rule 5 draft back in 2012.
April 4, 2013   (3 comments)
2013 Lake County Captains preview
The Cleveland Indians have already kicked off their season in Toronto, but the Lake County Captains are braving the cold at home in Eastlake. The Captains open up their season on Thursday night, and they’re preparing for the cold weather to come. Despite the unfavorable Cleveland chill, the team is warming up to the anticipated new season. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger previews the 2013 version of the Captains!
February 8, 2013   (1 comments)
Wendle excited for what's in store this season
One’s first season playing pro ball is full of adjustments, lessons and personal tests. Cleveland Indians infielder Joe Wendle understands the importance of learning everywhere, from between the foul lines to off the field. The IBI's Stephanie Metzger recently caught up with him to get caught up with how his offseason is going and what he is looking forward to this season.

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